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City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Barbering (QCF) - AO

Course Code: C3638
Campus: Titanic Quarter
Week Commencing: 10 Sep 18
18/19 Academic Year End Date:
08 Jun 19

With men putting almost as much effort into their appearances as women these days, the demand for skilled barbers to cut and style hair is increasing. During this one year course you will learn advanced barbering skills including Provide client consultation services, Creatively cut hair using a combination of barbering techniques, Design and create a range of facial hair shapes and Provide shaving services. This course provides an industry recognised qualification based on national occupational standards for barbering. You will be taught by highly trained and experienced staff in fully equipped barbering salons and will develop new skills and learn client procedures in a friendly, professional and supportive environment. To complement and enhance understanding, you will study relevant underpinning knowledge and will gain valuable experience in our salons. You will further develop your skills through project based learning demonstrations, practical workshops, lectures, tutorials, competition work, master classes and industry visits. Level 2 qualifications in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT are also part of the programme of study for students who have not achieved a Grade C or equivalent in these subjects.

Assessment on this programme will be by practical, written and online assessment. All assessments are carried out in English.

This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units, which are an additional component to enhance your employability.

Career Opportunities / Progression

Working in a salon as a stylist, self-employment or further study in a related area.

Entry Requirements

Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria which are outlined at In addition to the pre-defined criteria you must also hold a Level 2 Barbering qualification or relevant industrial experience. All applicants must attend a pre-entry guidance session.


Tuition Fee


All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Important Information

You will be required to buy a Belfast Met uniform, costing approximately £40.00 and kit costing approximately £160.00 (if needed). Specific details will be given at pre-entry advice and guidance sessions.

Contact Information

Elaine Morrison, Tel: 028 9026 5070 or email: [email protected]